Earth to Echo Synopsis
After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones.
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75

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Green and his cast deliver a wonderful surprise. Echo himself, a generically precious alien, is the least of it. The funny, moving,...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
An exceptionally fine children's film.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Earth to Echo is about adventure, bravery and excitement, but mostly it's about friendship— a subject that resonates with audiences of all...
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74

Film.com

By Kate Erbland
It’s not exceedingly original, it is well-made and a solid entry into the subgenre.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Credit a youthful, energetic spirit, nicely conveyed by its cast of naturally-acting newcomers, a workable raw-footage construct and a...
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70

The Wrap

By James Rocchi
Attractively made, good-hearted, and more than a little redundant even as it's trying a little too hard, Earth to Echo nonetheless will hit...
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The filmmakers wanted to broaden the formula a little, make it more inclusive, do something a little adventurous. Kinda like Earth to...
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67

HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
Earth To Echo is a little bit big and broad, but that's also part of its charm.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
The saving grace for this film is the group of young actors.
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40

Variety

By Geoff Berkshire
Earth to Echo reaches for the stars with its gentle sci-fi shenanigans, but the rote result remains decidedly earthbound.
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Earth to Echo

By hinch68
This movie made two out of the three of us so nauseated because of the way it was fimed. I had to keep my eyes closed through about the last half and go home and take medication and go to bed. The...

Stand By Me meets E.T.

By perrytessel
DECENT family fluff film. Some applause during credit roll but pretty one dimensional and predictable, especially IF you've seen E.T. 13 year old didn't care for it; 8 year old liked it. I thought...

Heartwarming and funny

By rachelca
The young actors were very good. They were able to hook me into caring for the actors. The storyline was not childish. It had a realistic situation that brought these 4 kids and Echo together for...

Goonies + ET + Close Encounters = Heartwarming Tween Movie

By lmlewis517
I remember watching the Goonies as a kid and being scared out of my pants because I wasn't sure what was going to come next. Mix that with the ET movie where you're rooting for the bad government...

Good story and acting

By stephen0118
If you combined E.T. and Stand By Me, you get pretty much the idea behind Earth to Echo. The story centers around three friends who are foster kids who are forced to move because, supposedly, they...

Earth to Echo

By that1realchick
My nephews loved it! They said it was funny and adventurous. They couldn't stop laughing....

My son liked this movie

By Julie7399
The kissing stuff was lost on him but he loved the little E.T. like guy for sure. We will be trying to find his star the rest of the summer with our telescope....

Way to much motion

By ozzysilva13
This movie would of been better if it was shot in regular film. Way to much motion behind the camera. Kids could not make it through the whole moving because they got sick....

Pretty good for 4 new actors.

By brendanbulling
I have to say these people did very well finding new talent. 4 stars cause of shortness. It was like they found echo and then ran then it was done. Maybe 30-60 more min. Would have been 5....

I enjoyed this more than most "kid" movies

By itsmevkb
I didn't go into Earth to Echo with high expectations given that the professional reviews weren't great. However, I actually enjoyed it more than I have most movies I take my kids to. The story was...

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Rated PG | For Mild Language and Some Action/Peril
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ A gentler, tech-savvier E.T. for today's kids.
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